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For years now, the tendons of my foot have been shortening, pulling my bones out of shape, and making my foot look like this:

Well, nearly anyway. If my foot were a hand, that's what it would have looked like. I put up with it for about 5 years, adjusting my gait; succumbing to orthotics, and putting off the one thing that would fix the problem: surgery. Last summer, I bought ugly shoes, because they don’t make cute shoes to fit a foot like that. I hurt all the time. So finally, I gave in: this week, I had surgery. Here’s what my foot looks like now:

Like a large-ish Q-tip wearing a nightcap, askew on the end of my leg. Somewhere inside there though, healing is going on. I can tell, because it tingles and itches, and hurts. Something’s happening under all that gauze.

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I write from the big small town of Portland, Maine, where I’m the mom of 3 teenagers and 2 dogs I wish I didn’t own. (Only the dogs, not the teenagers.) The most interesting thing I’ve ever done is to live for a few years in Russia, studying the language and doing humanitarian work. I wish I remembered more Russian than I do.

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The Darlings are a warm, loud, slightly boundary-challenged family of 4 adult sisters and a brother. The first in a 3-part series, All Right Here, is about Ivy Darling and her husband Nick Mason, a couple with a crumbling marriage, who struggle with infertility.

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Some reflections on family, faith, and the foibles of life. Stop by and leave a comment. I'd love to hear from you!

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